Fairstead House School & Nursery, an independent school in Suffolk

The only independent preparatory school in Newmarket and the surrounding area, Fairstead House is an excellent choice for those seeking an independent, bespoke education for their children in Suffolk.  Fairstead House is an excellent private school in Suffolk and extremely accessible and easy to reach from Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding Suffolk villages.

We are situated on the Cambridgeshire / Suffolk border and provide a first-class private education in Suffolk from Nursery through to Year 6. Fairstead House School stands as a fantastic Prep school in Suffolk is one of the best independent schools in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

We have many children whose parents are looking for a Prep School in Bury St Edmunds or Newmarket and surrounding areas and are fortunate enough to be outside the busy more difficult location of Cambridge.

By Road

Fairstead House is within 2 miles of the A14 and within easy reach of Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages such as Barrow or Moulton.  We are also within 2 miles of the A11 and only a short journey from Mildenhall, Red Lodge, Lakenheath as well as villages such as Barton Mills or Worlington.

By Rail

Newmarket’s train station offers direct and regular services to Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and the East Coast, including Harwich International Port.

By Bus

Newmarket’s bus station is a five minute walk from the School and direct buses depart for Bury St Edmunds hourly (twice hourly during rush hours).  There are also services for local routes to villages towards Worlington, Barrow and Clare.


Fairstead House
Fordham Road

Telephone: 01638 662318

For enquiries on Admissions, please contact the Registrar, Saskia Ouwendijk, on registrar@fairsteadhouse.co.uk

For all General Enquiries, please contact the School Secretary, Mrs Paula Hazelwood, on secretary@fairsteadhouse.co.uk